Saturday, January 25, 2014

Shells

 Barnacles

Some of us would enjoy being on a warm, sunny beach, right?  The next best thing, I guess, is to imagine that that's where we are. To help you, I'm showing you samples of my sister-in-law's shell collection.

 Coral

Blue coral

I am linking to I Heart Macro HERE.

40 comments:

William Kendall said...

Remarkable textures!

My mother had a coral very similar to that second one.

Unknown said...

Wonderful shells. So dekorative and
full of structure.
Nice weekend to you.
JetteMajken

Susan Anderson said...

Would it be awful if I told you I was on a warm, sunny beach yesterday?

Okay. Never mind.

;)

Giga said...

Też zbieram muszle, ale takich pieknych okazów nie mam. Pozdrawiam.

Also collect shells, but these do not have the beautiful specimens. Yours.

Linda W. said...

Those are some interesting specimens!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

The blue coral is so pretty!

Ruth Hiebert said...

These are quite lovely and a nice collection.

Mark Burgess said...

Trouble is the blue coral only reminds me of blue ice. Brr!

Nancy said...

Since I am spending a little at the beach right now, I can really appreciate these shells....She certainly has a beautiful collection....

cieldequimper said...

So I'm not the only one! :-) Shells and pebbles for me, though I don't have any blue coral. It's beautiful!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

She has some real beauties!

Gill - That British Woman said...

I would love to be on the beach at the moment, sick to death of this rotten weather we are having.

Rose said...

These are so neat! I couldn't figure out what they were till I read. (first two) Even then, I thought them beautiful.

Nicki said...

These are amazing. Thanks for sharing them with us.

A Garden of Threads said...

She has a pretty collection. A warm beach!!!! Oh yes, please.

RedPat said...

What a good idea, EG!

Pamela Gordon said...

These are all so pretty and unusual. Although I have seen lots of barnacles before. I'm ready to escape but won't be. Well, does Calgary count? :-)

DeniseinVA said...

Your close-ups of the shells are great, and thank you for that feeling of warmth :)

Randy said...

I like the white coral.

Anonymous said...

Such pretty textures and shots.

Indrani said...

Very unique pieces.
The first one looks like a bee hive from sea.

Anonymous said...

We always pick up a shell from whichever beach we visit, your sister in law has quite a collection!

Stephanie said...

Incredible textures up close. Love these shots!

Carole M. said...

they're beautiful, the second my favourite

Lowell said...

Who would think barnacles could be so beautiful? Amazing.

MadSnapper said...

i have never seen barnacles except in the wild, as on beaches and boats. never thought about collected them. these are beautiful pieces of art. mother collected shells, but the everyday garden variety

Nonnie said...

Not having seen barnacles before, I had no idea that they were so pretty. I love the texture of each image.

Nonnie said...

Not having seen barnacles before, I had no idea that they were so pretty. I love the texture of each image.

Nonnie said...

Not having seen barnacles before, I had no idea that they were so pretty. I love the texture of each image.

Lisa Gordon said...

I've not seen anything like the first one, and the second one is just beautiful!

Small City Scenes said...

I love beach shells too. You have some pretties. MB

Maggid said...

I enjoyed the shadow pictures . . BUT, then i saw the shells right below - and they caught my eye - reminding me of happy sea side days . . so, there you go 7 there you have it . . your photos take me on adventures . . every time i visit.

Thank You!!!

cedarmerefarm said...

You are an amazing artist. I love your photos. I am your new follower. Christa

SandyCarlson said...

These are beautiful! Bring on the warmth and sunshine.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea on a wonderfully blizzard filled day. I'm going to go look for more shells and flowers and green grass.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous! I love the shapes and the textures in those.

Silke Powers said...

Beautiful! I love shells of any kind, the more textured the better! I live close to the beach here, but it's anything but warm right now... xoxo Silke

kissed by an angel said...

Good pictures and beautiful textures! I like the second photo especially!

Anonymous said...

Those are amazing, where did she find them?

Laura said...

Beautiful treasures! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro… sorry I'm so late visiting, I hope you will join again.

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